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Malaysia’s FCTC steering committee hikes prices

Malaysia’s FCTC steering committee hikes prices

| July 31, 2015

Malaysia’s steering committee of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) has decided that cigarette prices should be raised twice in a year, according to a story in The Star. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the decision had been agreed to by the steering committee on Thursday. Under the […]

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Zimbabwe’s export prices up but grower prices down

Zimbabwe’s export prices up but grower prices down

| July 31, 2015

So far this year, Zimbabwe has earned US$322 million from exporting 59.0 million kg of tobacco at an average price of US$5.46 per kg, according to a story in the Bulawayo Chronicle citing Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) figures. During the same period of last year, the country earned US$211 million from exporting 45.8 […]

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Auctions blocked as Malawi rejections hit 60 percent

Auctions blocked as Malawi rejections hit 60 percent

| July 31, 2015

A ‘fracas’ occurred at the auction floors at Lilongwe, Malawi, on Tuesday, apparently over the prices being offered for growers’ tobacco. A Malawi24 report said the auctions had been blocked by growers concerned about the rejection rate, which reportedly reached 60 percent. Usually, a ‘rejection’ occurs when a grower refuses to accept the final price […]

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ITC hits out at tax system in announcing 1Q results

ITC hits out at tax system in announcing 1Q results

| July 31, 2015

In announcing its first-quarter results to the end of June, ITC said that the performance of its cigarette business had reflected the ‘extremely challenging operating environment for the legal cigarette industry in India, which is facing unprecedented pressure on sales volumes’. Despite ITC being a diversified company, cigarettes account for 40 percent of its revenues […]

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Altria’s cigarette, cigar and smokeless volumes up

Altria’s cigarette, cigar and smokeless volumes up

| July 30, 2015

Philip Morris USA’s domestic cigarette shipment volume during the three months to the end of June, at 33,124 million, was up by 3.1 percent on that of the three months to the end of June 2014, 32,134 million. Marlboro shipments increased by 3.0 percent to 28,498 million; shipments of other premium brands fell by 3.4 […]

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Tough tobacco control law passed in Uganda

Tough tobacco control law passed in Uganda

| July 30, 2015

Ugandan lawmakers on Tuesday passed a law banning smoking within 100 meters of public buildings, banning the sale and use of shisha tobacco and banning all forms of tobacco, advertising, promotion and sponsorship, according to a story by Deo Walusimbi for the Observer, relayed by the TMA. Control Bill 2014, which now goes for signature […]

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